After 23 years (21 in bottle) the 1994 vintage should be starting to drink well. For the Port trade this was something of a watershed year, following on from the rather patchy 1985s and an interesting split declaration in 1991-92. By 1994 we were all in need of a serious vintage. Dow certainly produced a serious wine and, I remember thinking at the time, that the drier house style suited the ripe year rather well. Having tasted the wine on a number of occasions, at the Third Form Club in January I had the opportunity to drink the wine for the first time.
Dow 1994 ****/*****